On any given day, Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) accepts dozens of dogs and cats in need of a home. With respect to cat ownership, Table 2 shows similar univariate associations with the odds of owning a cat as seen with dog ownership, with the exception that female single respondents had a higher odds of owning a cat (rather than lower), age was not associated with cat ownership, and higher BMI and larger household size were associated with lower odds of owning a cat. These differences were all quite small, although the race differences were even more pronounced between cat- and non-cat owners than dog- and non-dog owners: White respondents were 4.64 times more likely to own a cat than respondents from other races.
Pet shops, animal shelters, dog training, cat and dog breeding or boarding businesses must hold a Domestic Animal Business permit. From puppies to senior dogs, purebreed dogs to mutts and easy to train pets to bad dogs, check out our dog section for video, our dog breed selector and more. Falling injuries Tripping over pets, especially dogs causes more than 86,000 falls serious enough to prompt a trip to the emergency room each year in the United States. 49 Among elderly and disabled people, these falls have resulted in life-threatening injuries and broken bones.
Some studies even find that the more attached an elderly person is to their pet, the more depressed they are. This could very well be a correlation, not causation, but it is something to consider if you are prone to depression or mental illness. Some doctors studying seniors and their pets believe that the death of an animal can affect an elderly person’s depression in a more severe way. Life can be isolating as you age, and the death of pet could add to this stress. Other studies have found that if you have a strong social network, having a pet makes no difference in your happiness level. These opposing studies create conflicting views on the subject, so it is wise to just do what’s best for you.
Another adorable adversary, this fox looks like it jumped straight outta Pokemon. And just like a Pokemon, Fennec Foxes don’t take well to captivity and don’t naturally look to bond with humans. Technically in the same family as dogs, these critters apparently act more like cats (and you know how we feel about those eternally-shade throwing mice catchers).
You owe it to your precious pet to be aware of the threats that are endemic to your area. Each menace poses lethal risks to pets. And if you don’t know what’s common to your area and take steps to prevent exposure, you could be kicking yourself for a very long time. Vigilance is vital. In addition to ensuring that dogs are kept in suitable accommodation, the law also places limits on the frequency and timing of breeding from a bitch. Bitches cannot be mated before they are a year old, must have no more than 6 litters in a lifetime and can only have one litter every 12 months.